Education

Student Programs

You may search for student programs below.

Titlesort ascending Program Type Description Dates Available

Your Backyard

Discovery Room Meet live backyard animals such as box turtles, rabbits and snakes. October 2015 - May 2016

Wild Exploration

Take a hike with a naturalist, sharpen both senses and powers of observation to discover animal signs and plant development. October 2015 - May 2016

What Lives Here

Explore the prairie and its woodland edge looking for signs of life. September, October 2015 & April, May 2016

Weather Wonders

iLab By applying real-world applications of science concepts and procedures using computer applications students will learn about weather events. October 2015 - May 2016

Virtual Science Sessions (Informal Learning Centers)

Interactive Video Conferencing Connect your group live with a Museum educator or scientist. These sessions are designed to meet the needs of informal learning centers such as public libraries, after school programs, and hospitals. Available year round

Tropical Bugs and their North Carolina Cousins

Living Conservatory Learn about the unique natural histories and unusual adaptations of several tropical arthropods and their North Carolina counterparts. October 2015 - May 2016

Tropical Biodiversity

Living Conservatory Observe live plants and animals characteristic of a Central American dry tropical forest . October 2015 - May 2016

Spy Chemistry of the American Revolution

iLab Enter the world of historical espionage and learn from an actual event, the Battle of New York, how Colonial spies used the principles of chemistry, geology and biology, and the subtleties of language to ensure their messages got safely to the intended pa October 2015 - May 2016

Soils, Seeds, and Plants

Explore properties of soils: water retention, texture and color. October 2015 - May 2016

Rodent Robbers: How Thieving Rodents Help Forest Trees Regenerate

Interactive Video Conferencing Meet Dr. Roland Kays and learn about his research on rodents and how they help regenerate new forests. Year round

Rocks Stories

Discovery Room Share a journey through time with three rocks: metamorphic, igneous and sedimentary. October 2015 - May 2016

Properties of Matter

iLab Delve into the properties of matter by doing experiments with density, buoyancy, mass and density. October 2015 - May 2016

Prairie Ridge Ecosystems 2

Explore the forest floor or the pond, searching for the producers, consumers, and decomposers. How does energy move through this ecosystem? October 2015 - May 2016

Prairie Ridge Ecosystems 1

Explore the prairie and the pond, searching for producers, consumers, and decomposers. How do all of these plants and animals depend on each other? October 2015 - May 2016

Plant Genetics: Walking with Mendel

iLab This introduction to the principles of Mendelian genetics includes topics such as dominant and recessive traits, expected vs. actual ratios of inheritance, and Parent vs. F1 and F2 generation characteristics. October 2015 - May 2016

Photosynthesis Lab

iLab In this class students will design and conduct experiments which test a plant’s ability to convert carbon dioxide and water into glucose and oxygen. October 2015 - May 2016

pH: The Secret Alliance of Kidneys and Lungs

iLab Investigate how two very different organs, the kidneys and the lungs, work together to keep the human body in its narrow, life-sustaining pH range. October 2015 - May 2016

North Carolina Wildlife

Curiosity Classes Find out where wildlife lives in your area - from the mountains to the coast, to your own backyard. October 2015 - May 2016

Naturalist Center: Teacher-Led Exploration of Collections

Other Teachers can conduct their own lessons while using the Naturalist Center’s collections and equipment. Year round

Microscopic Life

iLab Use compound microscopes to discover the structures that allow single-celled organisms to carry out the basic functions of life. October 2015 - May 2016

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